My old Sligo home

Lyrics

Much have I travelled, many sights I have seen
Since I left my home in that island of green
From London to Boston, wherever I roam
I long to return to my old Sligo home

How joyful that good day that we all spent
As we walked by Glencar, so happy and content
In hazelwood meadows, I oft walked alone
Mid scene’s of contentment near my old Sligo home

Chorus
For the bright lights of London are pretty to see
And the sidewalks of New York are so grand to me
But I’d change it all and never more roam
To take the road westward to my old Sligo home

To see great Benbulben and the high Knockneray
And the sun reclining o’er sweet Sligo Bay
The Garravogue river flows out to the foam
Amidst the green hillsides near my old Sligo home

Farewell to that old home and the kind folks I knew
Every song and story, with hearts loyal and true
Some day I will wander back home across the foam
To take the road westward to my old Sligo home

Chorus
For the bright lights of London are pretty to see
And the sidewalks of New York are so grand to me
But I’d change it all and never more roam
To take the road westward to my old Sligo home
To take the road westward to my old Sligo home

Composed and written by Michael Maloney


Notes



County

Sligo

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter